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Call to Make Youth Free from Risks of Hypertension and Heart Diseases

Call to Make Youth Free from Risks of Hypertension and Heart Diseases

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The prevalence of hypertension and heart diseases among youths in Bangladesh is increasing alarmingly. Consumption of unhealthy and trans-fat-laden food, lifestyles lacking sports and physical activities, tobacco use and obesity, etc. are reasons behind the increased risks of such diseases among youths. Speakers shared this information today on Saturday, 13 August 2022 at a webinar titled “Hypertension, Heart Diseases and Our Youths” marking International Youth Day 2022 organized by research and advocacy organization PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) with support from Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI). It was informed at the webinar that hypertension causes increased risks of heart diseases and related mortalities. It is quite alarming that one in every five adults in Bangladesh has...
Attractive offer on US-Bangla Airlines Bangkok Route

Attractive offer on US-Bangla Airlines Bangkok Route

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US-Bangla Airlines is offering an attractive offer of "Buy Ticket and Hotel Free" on Dhaka-Bangkok flight starting after a long gap of two and a half years. Post-Covid Bangladeshi tourists are trending towards various attractive destinations in Thailand. US-Bangla Airlines will start operating flights on Dhaka-Bangkok-Dhaka route five days a week from September 1 to make the travel of tourists more attractive. US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading private airlines of Bangladesh, is offering 2 nights’ hotel free offer with purchase 2 Dhaka-Bangkok-Dhaka tickets to Bangladeshi tourists from the first day of their journey. The offer will be valid from September 1 to till October 31. The offer included the very popular hotels in Bangkok are Manhattan Sukhumvit, Ambassador Hotel, Grand Pres...
BIAC signs MoU with BCCCI

BIAC signs MoU with BCCCI

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was concluded on Wednesday, 10 August 2022 at a simple ceremony between Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) and Bangladesh China Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCCI) at BIAC Secretariat in Dhaka.The MoU was signed by the Chief Executive Officer of BIAC, Kaiser A. Chowdhury and the Acting Secretary General of BCCCI, Al Mamun Mridha on behalf of their respective organisations. Under the terms of the MoU, BCCCI will recommend BIAC as a forum for Arbitration and Mediation to its members for resolving any dispute arising out of trade, commerce and investment made in Bangladesh and/or in China as well as contractual and other related matters. BIAC, under its own Rules of Arbitration and Mediation, will assist in the resolution of commer...
Health Ministry’s TC Law Strengthening Initiative a Time-Fitting Step: Anti-Tobacco Leaders

Health Ministry’s TC Law Strengthening Initiative a Time-Fitting Step: Anti-Tobacco Leaders

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21 Anti-Tobacco organizations have expressed their appreciation of the latest initiative by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) to strengthen the country's Tobacco Control (TC) law through an amendment. The amendment initiative has come with a view to addressing a number of high-priority policy commitments that include implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ensuring compliance with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) by the World Health Organization (WHO), and building a tobacco-free Bangladesh as envisioned by the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The amendment initiative has already completed a number of vital steps, such as preparing the draft amendment, releasing the draft amendment on the website, and collecting opinions from stakehol...
Roundtable on ‘Mitigating ICT Skill Gap’ held

Roundtable on ‘Mitigating ICT Skill Gap’ held

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A roundtable dialogue on mitigating the ICT skill gap was held on 30 July 2022 in BASIS moderated by Mr. AKM Ahmedul Islam BABU, Director of BASIS in collaboration with TechnTalents. Discussants expressed to have a different pay scale with a unique hierarchy for tech professionals and a separate law for knowledge-exercising human resources engaged in the ICT sector while addressing a meeting at Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) in the capital on Saturday. The meeting was attended by Chairman of the Advisory Standing Committee Mr. M Rashidul Hasan, Learning and Earning Development Project Director and Deputy Secretary of ICT Division Mr. Md Humayun Kobir as a guest speaker, Founder of TechnTalents Mr. Mohammed Asif as the keynote speaker, Managing Direct...
UNDP, Grameenphone and BIDA to create economic opportunities for all

UNDP, Grameenphone and BIDA to create economic opportunities for all

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) and Grameenphone, jointly launched Graduate Employment in Private Sector Programme under an alliance called "FutureNation" today (07 August) at a hotel in Dhaka, to create economic opportunities for all and accelerate the journey towards a smart Bangladesh by 2041. Future Nation, an alliance of the private, public and development sectors, is created to accelerate the Nation's future economic growth by enhancing the skills and potential of youth by identifying opportunities for development, employment, entrepreneurship, and investment in the post-pandemic situation. Salman F Rahman, Private Industry and Investment Adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister; Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minist...
NDF BD Core 2.0 Debate Competition held

NDF BD Core 2.0 Debate Competition held

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On August 5 the second National Debate Federation Bangladesh (NDF BD) Core 2.0 debate competition was held at Raihan School and College, Azimpur, Dhaka. A total of 30 selected debaters from all over Bangladesh were divided into 10 teams and participated in the competition. Dr. Rafat Alam, Associate Professor of McEwan University, Canada, was the chief guest at the opening ceremony. Salma Begum, Moderator and Associate Professor of Govt. Titumir College Debate Club was the special guest. NDF BD Secretary General Ashiqur Rahman Akash, NDF BD Core to Zero convener and co-chairman Engineer Osama Rashed and others were also present as guests. National Television Debate champion debater, Blue Award recipient from Dhaka University, NDF BD Chairman AKM Shoaib presided over the event. Champio...
BASIS Tribute at Bangabandhu’s Mausoleum

BASIS Tribute at Bangabandhu’s Mausoleum

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BASIS leaders visited Tungipara and paid tribute on behalf of the members of BASIS at the mausoleum of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Organized by The Advisory Standing Committee, the visit took place on the 5th of August and was attended by members of EC, the Advisory Standing Committee and the Secretariat. The delegation placed a floral wreath led by BASIS President Russell T Ahmed and offered special prayer at the mausoleum seeking divine blessings for Bangabandhu and members of his family. BASIS President signed the Mourning Book. The team also took a tour around the entire complex that included visiting Bangabandhu's ancestral home and the museum. The curator of the museum accompanied the team and took them to places explaining the history and significance of...
NDF BD Core 2.0 Debate Competition starts tomorrow

NDF BD Core 2.0 Debate Competition starts tomorrow

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National Debate Federation Bangladesh (NDF BD), the central organization of Bangladesh's debate movement, is going to hold the NDF BD Core 2.0 Debate Competition for the second time with the participation of debaters and organizers from all over the country. 30 selected debaters from all over the country will participate in this competition divided into 10 teams. The inauguration ceremony will be held at Raihan School and College in Azimpur, Dhaka, tomorrow, Friday, August 5. Dr. Rafat Alam, the champion debater of the first inter-university debate in the history of the debate movement in Bangladesh and associate professor of McEwan University, Canada, will be the chief guest at the event. Salma Begum, Moderator and Associate Professor of Government Titumir College Debate Club, A...
Prof Yunus launches new global partnership with the World Football Summit

Prof Yunus launches new global partnership with the World Football Summit

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Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus launches new global partnership with the World Football Summit to combine the power of social business and football Professor Muhammad Yunus, Founder of the Grameen Bank and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has long advocated for the world’s most significant institutions to solve human and environmental problems. As the pioneer of the global social business movement, Professor Yunus has spent the last 30 years working with social entrepreneurs all over the globe to build and grow enterprises that help others out of poverty and are not measured purely by profit. Recognising the unique power of sport to galvanise the world, in 2018 Professor Yunus launched the Yunus Sport Hub; a social business itself. In 2021, he became only the second recip...